Wednesday, April 10, 2019

It's National Letter Writing Month!

Being the super thoughtful person you are, I'm sure you already knew it was National Letter Writing Month. I'm actually really bad at keeping up with all these fun national days/months (like Find a Rainbow Day). Cards are a fun way to send a hello, a little pick me up, an I Love You!, or a festive hooray!

Your stationary should reflect your personality. I love a cute water-colored card or of course anything featuring Hello Kitty!

It feels as good to send a card as it does to receive one! I hope you take some time to send someone something special this month!

Stay cute!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hello Quirky & VIP Friends Facebook Group

I took an extra long maternity leave/social media break, and when I came back recently if felt like a whole new world. I've been learning about all sorts of new things small fries like me need to do to get our work/products seen.

I created a VIP Facebook group, just for fans of Hello Quirky Design and lovers of kawaii + geeky stuff. You can expect to hear about all the upcoming HQ Design news first, but it's also a community for kawaii + geeky lovers. I'm interested in creating a kawaii corner on the internet to connect with people who are interested in the things I'm interested in and maybe make some new friends.

A long time ago, I remember talking to some arty internet buds about creating an online community and now the time has come. I hope you will come be apart of a fun group where you can be yourself and share your art, passions, and fandom!

I would love your feedback on the group and current/future HQ Design products! You can join here!

Stay Cute! xx

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Free Shipping Worldwide

This week Spoonflower is offering free shipping worldwide! I know this is a huge deal to anyone not in the US, because the cost of postage is bananas. I hope you all get to take advantage of this deal.

I am currently working on spring fabric designs and more geeky cuteness! Even though I was hoping to have a collection ready by March, I'm not rushing the process. I want to make sure I put out my best work and I want to release a cohesive collection this season.

Let me know if there are any designs you would like to see in the future. I always keep a list of ideas.

Stay Cute x

Thursday, February 14, 2019

My Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Lately, I have been obsessing over capsule wardrobes. I've followed all the popular minimalist blogs (like Caroline Joy and Allie Casazza) and been pinning things for years. I even tried to do the #Fall10x10 challenge on Instagram.

I discovered an app called Cladwell, where you can put in pictures of the things in your closet, make mini capsules and it makes outfits for you. Pretty much Cher's closet from Clueless, which is a dream come true.

 I love clothes and shopping, but I have a bad habit of buying multiples of the same thing. Since this fall, I have spent way too much time on this app and creating capsules. I finally created a capsule that I plan to use for an actual season. I'm not an expert, and this is my first actual try at a capsule, but I can say that I'm excited to simplify and look super cute!

I'll link everything I can below. 

3. striped tee (old from Target)
6. graphic tee
8. graphic tee
9. long sleeve tee
15. blazer (old from Modcloth)
17. Levi's denim shorts
22. Levi's wedgie jeans
28. Slip on Vans
29. Converse
31. Seychelles Mules
35. Sandals

What are your thoughts on a capsule wardrobe? Do you have an experience using a capsule wardrobe? xx

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Happy Galentine's Day!

I absolutely loved Parks and Rec (I should probably rewatch it soon!), and I love the idea of Galentine's Day. Here are a few of my favorite handmade Galentine's Day related goodies.

This amazing card from Drunk Girl Designs

Temporary tattoos from Loud Mouth Ink.

Galentine's Day candle made by From The Page.

I hope you have to best Galentine's/Valentine's Day! I have plans to go to a Villaintines Geek Girl Brunch this weekend. I can't figure out who my favorite villain is?! Who is your favorite villain? xx

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Being Productive

With the new year always comes goals and resolutions (yes I know it's already February). I used to do the One Word for the year thing that I never thought of again and pick resolutions I never kept. I decided to keep it simple and challenge myself this year. A fellow illustrator (Anke Weckmann) started a goal of 100 Days of Productivity to hold herself accountable. She has some really fun printables for you to use too!

I also started using the DONE app. Which is simple and easily customized. Right now I have it set up to remind me to draw, do yoga, declutter something, and do my French lessons with my daughter daily. If I have a tracker with a streak involved it makes me competitive and not want to mess up my streak. Genius! (The app DUOLINGO that we use for French has a streak tracker too!)

Something else that helps me stay on track is calendars and planners. This month I am really focusing on some self care and yoga practice. Taking the time for myself and keeping that little promise to myself has been very important, especially as a busy mom. I'm really enjoying Yoga with Adriene.

Let me know if you have any fun ways to stay on track with your goals and being productive.

Stay Cute xx

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Open for Business

Late at night when I should be sleeping, I have been working on getting my Etsy shop reopened (all from my phone >_<). Right now there are some limited edition geeky hand painted heart ornaments, fabric samples and cards. I'm working on the logistics of selling fabric by the yard and trying to gauge interest in it.

I have plans to bring back some stickers, but they will probably be hand cut (and very limited in quantity)  until I can get my software up and running for my cutting machine.

I have already been working on new fabric designs and I'm super excited about them! You can find my current fabric designs here.

If you're in the market for a geeky gift, then check out my Society6 for mugs, phone cases, and almost anything you can imagine.

Thanks for all the support and patience as I get things up and running again.

Stay Cute! xx